The Gallipoli Association Fifth Regional Conference  in partnership with the Heart of England WFA
09 Mar

Conference Programme

  • 9.15am Registration starts (Tea and Coffee on arrival) 
  • 10.00am Conference commences
  • 12.30 Lunch (not provided)   
  • 4.00 pm Finish

A display of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in Gallipoli will feature some rare photographs, documents, medals and other artefacts.


Stephen Chambers: 'Jack Tar: Churchill’s Little Army at Gallipoli'

The Royal Naval Division was conceived and founded by the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, in late August 1914. The Royal Naval Division may have become one of Britain’s elite divisions by the war’s end but they had to learn their fighting craft first. 

Stephen is a Trustee and Historian of the GA and director of Great War Digital. He has an in-depth knowledge of other British Military Campaigns and is an accredited Battlefield Guide. He is also a prolific author on Gallipoli and WW1  

Paul Colbourne: 'Feeding the Front. British Army Logistics 1914-1915'

This will focus on the challenges faced during the early months of the war in setting up, what would become, a robust system to keep both men and livestock fed and watered.

Paul is also an accredited Battlefield Guide across northern Europe. A member of the WFA, the Great War Group amongst others and is a volunteer for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He graduated with a Master’s degree in History and the First World War.

Clive Harris: 'Football in the Dardanelles'

This talk will look at the impact of sport as a vehicle for morale and fitness during the Gallipoli Campaign. It features several fascinating characters, on both sides of the wire, including some who never came home.

Clive had a military background before embarking on a career in military history. As well as being a Battlefield Guide, he has published several articles relating to WW1 having completed a Master’s degree in Great War Studies. 

Steve Warburton: 'A Campaign in Two Halves'  

The 29th Division’s ‘Incomparables’ from September 1915 to January 1916.

This talk will explore the reality of the neglected second half of its “first to last” service on the Peninsular: Morale, casualties, training, personalities, disease and Christmas dinner!  

Steve’s background is in History education. His particular interest in Gallipoli comes from having 'married into’ the Lucas story.     

The School has ample free parking whilst Warwick mainline station is approximately a ten minute walk away. Trains run from Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, and London Marylebone and all local stations.

The cost is £25 payable in advance

Please pay by BACS in the first instance to: 

Gallipoli Association, Nat Westminster Bank, Sort Code: 60 - 07 - 02 Account: 03725421

Or by PayPal: 

Or post a cheque to:

Hester Huttenbach, 24 Norcutt Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 6SR

Lunch is not provided but there are multiple external venues to eat close by, or you might prefer to bring your own lunch.

Please provide the contact details which can be found here > Gallipoli Association Regional Conference . Follow the instructions and either emial or submit by post to Hester Huttenbach at the address provided above. 


Coten End Primary School, Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NP
The Gallipoli Association Fifth Regional Conference in partnership with the Heart of England WFA,
09 Mar 2024 09:30